Overnight Cherry & Vanilla Oats (gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free)
Cherry & vanilla oats for breakfast… prepared while you sleep!
This is my favorite way to eat overnight oats. It’s so easy to make and I love the delicious flavors of the cherry, the vanilla and the pure maple syrup combined together in this simple way.
A healthy breakfast that is gluten-free, refined sugar-free and dairy-free.
Why are soaked oats better than cooked oats?
Soaked grains are easier to digest when soaked and therefore the nutrients in them are more easily absorbed.
Because… when you soak (culture) grains, the antinutrients, phytates and hard-to-digest parts in the grains are broken down.
Why flax seeds and oats?
I like to add flax seeds to my oats pre-soak because they are full of healthy fats & protein and are so delicious when soaked. Seeds are also easier to digest when soaked just like grains.
-1/2 cup dry rolled oats
-1/2 cup filtered water
-1/2 cup frozen, unsweetened dark cherries
-2 teaspoons flax seeds
-1/2 teaspoon ground vanilla powder
-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
-2 to 3 teaspoons 100% pure maple syrup (or to taste)
-mix the oats, water, flax seeds, vanilla powder & cinnamon together in a jar
-add the frozen cherries and mix
-place a lid on the jar and pop into the fridge to soak overnight (at least 8 hours)
-once soaked, add the pure maple syrup to personal taste
-eat and enjoy!
How to eat overnight oats:
-eat out of the jar with a spoon
-serve in a bowl
-pop the sealed jar into your bag with a spoon and eat on-the-go
-warm soaked oats on the stove in a pot (like you would cook regular oats) for a few minutes until heated
-1 teaspoon nut butter (I like to use almond or cashew nut butter)
-1 tablespoon raw nuts (I like to use almonds)
Made with love by Liezl Jayne xo